Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk, ZX Spectrum

Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk is the sixth Dizzy platform adventure game. It was designed and coded by Big Red Software and published by Codemasters in December 1991.

In this game Dizzy must once again rescue his girlfriend Daisy from the clutches of the evil magic troll (a very similar story to Fantasy World Dizzy – the third Dizzy adventure). You start the game trapped underground and must find your way out and explore the castle to find Daisy. You must collect magic stars to help turn you into a prince so that you can wake Daisy from a deep, 100-year sleep.

Prince of the Yolkfolk plays similarly to the previous two Dizzy adventures, but with fall damage reduced (it still seems to occur, but it’s not as bad as in Spellbound Dizzy). Dizzy starts with three lives and a full health bar and can eat fruit to replenish health lost due to damage.

Graphically, Prince of the Yolkfolk is excellent – a real work of pixel artistry on the Spectrum. The jolly music in the 128K version is superb too. Presentation overall is arguably the best in the entire Dizzy series to this point. As far as gameplay goes: there’s little to fault either.

The game was also released for Amstrad CPC, C64, Amiga, Atari ST, and PC MS-DOS.

Prince of the Yolkfolk was remade for the NES under the title of Dizzy The Adventurer. In 2011 Codemasters released a HD remake of Prince of the Yolkfolk for iOS and Android devices. A PC remake of this game is legally available for download from yolkfolk.com.

See also: The Dizzy adventure series on The King of Grabs

More: Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk on Wikipedia
More: Dizzy: Prince of the Yolkfolk on yolkfolk.com

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